While speaking on his upcoming film, The Martian, Scott said that he will begin shooting Prometheus 2 in January 2016. "I've got back into the sci-fi thing, I kind of adore it," he told Total Film Magazine.
Just last year, many thought that Scott's Prometheus follow-up would land in March 2016, but the director decided to tackle The Martain, an adaptation of Andy Weir best-selling sci-fi novel first. This put Prometheus 2 on the backburner, but it seems that Scott is ready to revisit his Alien world again.
What this means for the Neil Blomkamp-directed Alien film remains to be seen, but perhaps Fox is hoping for two separate Alien series—a prequel and a present-day story—at once. But until Fox confirms Scott's statement, it's probably best to treat this as just a possibility. It's important to remember that Scott is also attached to direct another film, The Cartel.
But good news—there's still plenty of great sci-fi movies already confirmed for 2016 and beyond. To see what films lie ahead, check out ComicBook.com's franchise movie database here!